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which is how can you get energy savings from these appliances. we're already into energy efficiency, but the smart grid will be the next step in there. so home appliances, very interesting new area. >> host: how has samsung changed its energy footprint when it comes to tvs? you do have a display in the front of your booth talking about some of the energy costs, lower energy usage. >> guest: so that's been a big area of everyone sid for -- emphasis for us as we see this growth of electronics in the home. how do we think in a smart way about energy efficiency. we've worked very closely with energy star program because that's so broadly recognized as a sign of energy efficiency and tried to get that across all of the high-end tvs, really get most of our lineup being energy star. so that's been an important area. we want consumers to think about that also when they buy products, to think about the energy consumption, the footprint that they generate from that. but, obviously, as you sell or more and more appliances, energy efficiency's important, and the home appliances is another categ
which is how can you get energy savings from these appliances? we are already partner of energy star and energy savings in energy efficiency but the smart grid will be the next step in that. home appliances a new interesting area. >> host: how a samsung changes energy footprint when it comes to tvs? you do have a display in the front of your booth at ces talking about some of the energy costs and lower energy usage. >> guest: that has been a big area of interest as we see the growth of electronics in the home. we have worked very closely with energy star programs that are so broadly recognized as a sign of energy efficiency. it we have tried to get that across all of our tvs and really get most of our lineup being energy star certified. that has been an important area. we want consumers to think about also in the byproducts to think about the energy consumption in the footprint that they generate from that. obviously as we sell more and more appliances and the home appliances is another area where we see the benefit of energy efficiency. >> host: david steel of samsung when he think
wouldn't they? this is a project that provides energy to our country when we very much need it. it's a project that will provide jobs, tens of thousands of jobs. we have 7.9% unemployment. we have 12 million people out of work. here's a project that won't cost the federal government one single penny but it creates tens of thousands of high-quality private-sector jobs. it's about economic growth. this is a $7.9 billion project. the project over its life will create hundreds of millions of dollars of tax revenue for state and local government as well as the federal government to help with our deficit and our debt without raising taxes. more tax revenue without raising taxes. and it's also about our energy security, energy security for america. instead of bringing in oil from the middle east, this is about working with our closest friend and ally, canada, to meet our energy needs. this pipeline will not only bring in canadian oil, however, it will also -- it also moves oil from my state of north dakota and from the state of montana to our refineries in places like texas and louisiana
care, high energy race. is that the kind of government we want to buy a? is that the government we want to put our money and? i don't think so. we've got to step back and responsibly address those. do we believe there's appropriate things for government to spend money on? absolutely. i didn't support the stimulus package of 2009 because i thought it would do what he did, which is a solo bunch of money and not get remarkable results for our economy. in fact come in at her harmed her ability to come out of the recession. one of the things they could have done had it been spent and a different way would have been to revitalize the infrastructure of our country. water, sewer, rose, huge investments. but a fraction is used for something resulting in the public goods. so there are things government ought to spend money on an infrastructure is one of them. >> david morgan with readers. i would like to know if you expect the north korean nuclear test to accelerate efforts to get a deal done on the sequester. [inaudible] >> i do have a budget question actually. how much time is there to get a bu
. >> one more example, well, if you look at where our energy comes from, our molecular factories are called mitochondria. it takes place. that is our power plants and they are scattered through every cell and they have some dna of their own. most of our dna is packed into the nucleus, the darker ball at the center of every self, but there is from dna in the mitochondria to the did they develop mutations, those strands faster than the dna that is safe and protected inside of the nucleus and make copies of it and put it into the nucleus where it would be safe from mutations so the work of energy production could keep going without d-tn aerating without the mutations. that is an argument that a few biologists have made before aubrey. he's pulled together some interesting research. maybe that could work. again, very controversial and a little bit far out right now. he had some other ideas that they are even further out. i have to say. there is garbage that builds up in the cells, constantly the byproducts of what troubles some eub lamented that garbage from indigestible that our own bodies, hou
their careers and energy to serving their country and their community and a variety of ways. between them, they are formidable, diplomatic corps that spends from iceland to jamaica to d.c. to tallahassee and miami. they served from 2001 to 2005 during the same time when the secretary served as the national security advisor and u.s. secretary of state governor bush appointed the secretary of state of florida from 2005 to 2007. she has taught at ford service institute as the co-chair of the u.s. the part of state mandatory seminar for the newly appointed ambassadors and in an interesting twist she spoke at stanford university where secretary rice is a very distinguished member of the faculty and former provost and the university of miami school of law. she was the u.s. ambassador to the republic of iceland during the administration of george h. w. bush and during the ronald reagan administration he served as the under secretary and assistant secretary at the u.s. department of commerce where he was responsible for trade, development, export, and international travel and tourism and he was a
the get the lowest tariff on the energy bill. that's what we have done. we're having a top rate tax that is lower than any year when he was -- lower -- higher. perhaps he can confirm this because i have an invitation. he is going to make a major speech tomorrow, and i've got the invitation. this is the invitation that's been said that the ed miliband is going to make a major speech on the economy on thursday. it won't have any new policies in at. [laughter] >> ed miliband. >> mr. speaker, mr. speaker, let me tell him, let me tell him, let me tell him, he would be most welcome to attend the speech and he might learn something. [laughter] and every week, and every week that goes by, the evidence mounts against them on the economy. there's a living standards crisis for the many, and all he does is stand up for a few at the top. we've got a feeling prime minister. he's out of touch and he stands up for the wrong people. >> once again we've heard nothing to say about the deficit, nothing to say about welfare, nothing to say about growth. and i was going to make a speech tomorrow which he
by project funding and annual pro-creations annual pro-creations. the sand a supplemental regular energy water perforations have funded with an update and spirit out congress needs to increase the strength of direction. they like to point out the motto should be we may take twice as long but we cost twice as much. superstorm sandy brought problems running our pressure disasters. the current ad hoc approach creates an opportunity for waste fraud and abuse. worse and has the money puts people in infrastructure back eventually. the number of declarations have increased due to an increase of mage or weather events but also because of our nations -- not because our programs are responding to disasters that could respond to them. we have encourage development in an unsustainable manner. furthermore research indicates every dollar spent on mitigation saves for more former dollars in recovery. we should be helping people prepare in a way that protects taxpayers and reduces future risks and costs. thank you for the opportunity to testify today. my written testimony will be submitted them at great
in the climate and energy debate, i had a lot of talks with americans and british, and they always told us stop this, stop this with the industry, going to a service orientation economy. that is a lot easier than to reduce your emissions. we didn't do it and we were right that we should do it, and, therefore, we needed industrial policy strategy. third, also the challenge, how and what is the content of the program for good work, i'll state it more clear, how can we reestablish more law and order of the labor market? to give you one little example, everyone is looking at germany at the moment, because we are quite strong. we are quite successful, if we look at our unemployment rate. but the truth is, 10 million people and i know it will top of this in the labor -- later panel, 10 million people i will tell you situations, 10 million. i'm coming from the east. one-third of those people in my state return less than -- and, therefore, many other important so i can what is the program for more law and order on the labor market going to support? labor, the movement and to bring it as has been said b
are creating jobs at a fast pace now. but not quite fast enough. we have a way to go vmax was the energy doing in pennsylvania? >> it has created tens of thousands of jobs in our state in the number of years. it will create tens of thousands more so we can have the job benefit, the energy benefit, as well as keeping our commitment, which is to protect clean air and protect the water. >> how would you describe the sense of this in the senate as opposed to the last congress? >> i think it's better. i think we are through this election helps. but there are divisions and we have to come together to focus on the number one challenge and the number one obligation. which is to come together on our fiscal challenges. i think that we can. but i do not underestimate the difficulty of it. >> senator bob casey, democrat of pennsylvania. a very familiar pennsylvania political name. we appreciate your time this evening. we are live following alive following the president's state of the union speech in the house chamber. this is statuary hall, for 50 years, this room we were in served as the house of represe
they're not being stolen, pirated, copied. the department of energy, that was one of the three. the department of energy regulates oil and gas. so if you eliminate that department what happens? the department of education funds about 12% of u.s., the u.s. -- kate as 12 additional. you eliminate education. what happens? those were the questions that should have been asked of rick perry because those are the questions that might break through the difference is the people have as to whether or not the local of the federal government is too big. receptacle eliminated department and those assembly of a role to play in education. but it is that data, that evidence that is, i think, really, really quite important. now, with that said -- obama let me go back one second. caring about consequences. what i mean there is really, that's more about health care than anything else. is 50 million people, and i'm sure close to 50 million uninsured cannot talk about the plan to deal with it seems to me just to become a you know, an unbelievable acceptance of a condition that once you understand w
of disruption to the global order are readily observed in a roller-coaster energy prices, fluctuating global markets, sovereign behavior and economic uncertainty. failing to provide leadership in the collective security of the global order, it would have significant economic consequences for the american people. the collapse in half leadership would create a way in which old threats would be unaddressed and new security challenges would find room to grow. there should be no misunderstanding the combined effect of the continuing resolution and the sequestration will have a deleterious effect on the stability of the global order the perceptions of the enemies and our allies. sequestration shouldn't be viewed as a budget issue. our collective actions in the next months will be scrutinized on a global stage, and even the perception of a disruption of the nation's ability to protect its global interest could well have strategic consequences. regarding the rest of the forces, the linked ring resources and readiness is immediate and visible. the scale and abrupt implementation of sequestration will
. they've done it with extraordinary energy and effectiveliness. in this list of our secretaries defense that will rank as the best we've ever had. they have absolute confidence that chuck hagel can and should do this job. you have in this list ambassadors who have handled the delicate, difficult issues involving international diplomacy. you have several ambassadors who have been ambassadors to the state of israel who strongly support senator hagel. all these individuals know him, they know perhaps as well if not better than many of my colleagues and myself the threats, the dangers and opportunities that face this country and they are strongly supporting chuck hagel. in fact, they have concluded, in a letter, that he is uniquely qualified to meet the challenges facing the department of defense and our men and women in uniform. there has been a lot of discussion about chuck hagel's appreciation of the strong and important and critical relationship between the united states and the state of israel, and all i can say is i was so impressed by the comments of the deputy israeli foreign minist
. the energy of people make their own decisions. the pride of a tribal nation unleashing its own potential. in many ways, mannix aaronson tribes experience reflects not just advances, but aspirations that communities might drive in the global economy that might achieve their dreams and today, more than other, this aspirations are within our reach. they assert greater trust between tribal nations in the united states, we are in a moment of real possibility. president obama and his administration have a partner to tribal sovereignty who believes in a right to determine our course and understands what we've always known to be true, the indian nations are best government for indian people. [applause] this partisanship, partnership extends throughout the federal government on both sides of the aisle because indian issues are not partisan issues. the result has had a measurable impact. today, more trades are managing resources instead of managing poverty programs. residents of rural oklahoma transfer health facilities first because they offer the best services around. other governments see tradi
been through as a country over the last few years and to try to energy out what's gone wrong and how we can make it right. that's a conversation that really the more people involved in it, the better off we really are. first thing i will say about dangerous convictions, is to give you a sense of why i wrote it. someone said that you write to scratch an inch or deal with something that is bothering you, and that is the case with this book. and i would say, first of all, there is -- this may come as no surprise to you -- a real frustration with how the media, the mainstream media, and the partisan media, covers what politicians do in congress. a lot of frustration that you simply can't say completely what you want to say, even about what the problems are or what you're trying to do. and the second thing is that there is -- it was in my case -- considerable confusion about my republican colleagues. and so what -- confusion about what they were really thinking. so, i spent the better part of four years thinking and writing about revising this book. i do, as tony said, work for the associati
people who cry conspiracy because they could not energy out how a man like sweet mickey became president of haiti. and you can reality about it. the election was a mess. there were all kinds of things going on. he did have large support, especially in port-au-prince, and people did seem to like him and did have high hopes. so far what i can say -- i think the safest answer is that it's a little too soon to say what the results of his presidency are going to be. things haven't changed all that much in a general sense one way or another. my friends in the press in haiti i think feel a little more restricted than they did under the previous president. it's not in any way the repression that occurred during dictatorshipped of the past but that's a concern. but he is very charismatic and likeable and more willing to play ball with the united states, investment plans for haiti. of which -- i'm critical of many of which. but i guess we'll seem it's a dodge. but there you go. in terms of what is under the ground, there's certainly gold. there's certainly all kinds of mineral inside haiti. in the
, as you all know as well as i do, a number of problems. what is going to be the new energy policy, what's going to be the policy towards nuclear energy, the aging population. i could just run on, territorial disputes with its neighbors in china, korea. so there are a lot of different problems, but i think it's a crisis opportunity situation. the chinese use the expression -- [inaudible] in japanese it's very, very similar, and so i think that the new prime minister is the right person at the right time to take these steps but not limit them, as i said, to just monetary and fiscal side. so i take advantage to meet all of these other problems and turn them into opportunities. one last point and then i will mention japan at the end of my brief remarks here. my good friend who died a number of years ago, rudy dornbush who was a brilliant economy exist knew japan very well -- economist and knew japan very well from mit, was always concerned that one day the high amount of government debt in japan would catch up to it. over 90% of it is held by japanese. and now, of course, 235% of gdp, the l
's energy levels, their diets, their morale, their spirit. he worried about everything, no detail was too trivial. for example, he worried that british bees would not get enough sugar to get through the winter. sugar was then rationed. when he was asked by his staff what they should do about providing fish, he declared his policy to be, quote, utmost fish. that the supply, he worried that the supply of salt and vinegar remained stable, important for chips or french fries as we call them. i do hope you will read my book. it's full of photos with much new information about the wit and wisdom of winston churchill. there's also a very funny story in the there about plovers eggs which is too complicated to tell you about here. i hope i bring to light the two sides of this great man; the effort he put into getting adopted the policies he felt to be in his country's interests and the human side of churchill, his huge enjoyment of life, his exuberance and charm, his energy and capacity for work, his kindness and humor, his courtesy to his guests and his generosity with his friends. he once promis
energy. as he said last night, it will be done without adding any money to the deficit, not a single penny -- as he said, "a dime." these investments in a strong middle class are not just right for the country; they're right for our economy swvment but our efforts to restore prosperity will mean little unless congress acts immediately to deal with arbitrary across-the-board spending cuts set to take effect next month. if the looming sequester strikes, 70,000 young children would be kicked off head start, 10,000 teacher jobs will be at risk and the small business administration will be forced to reduce loans to small business loans by up to $540 million. democrats believe we should use a balanced approach that targets wasteful spending and tax loopholes and ask the wealthiest among us to contribute a little more to reduce the deficit. the american people know we can't cut our way to prosperity. they agree. we can't ask the middle class to bear the burden of the entire deficit reduction. later this week democrats will introduce a plan to avert the so-called sequester. republicans say t
of interconnected health care, energy, education policy. and it's all going to be mobile. and if it's mobile, you need spectrum. >> host: charla rath, vice president of verizon for wireless policy development. this is "the communicators" on c-span. "the communicators" is on location in las vegas at ces international 2013, the technology trade show. more programming next week. >> and now, ricardo cortes talks about attempts to prohibit the use of coffee and coca in the u.s. and around the world. mr. cortes describes secret deals made by top u.s. anti-drug official harry answer linger pushing to banco ca's use worldwide. this is a little over an hour. >> okay. um, and so tonight we are pleased to welcome ricardo cortes to discuss his latest book, "a secret history of coffee, coe that and cola: a tale of coffee, coca-cola, caffeine, secret formulas, special flavors, special favors and a future of prohibition." cortes is the creator and illustrator of a series of subversive books for all ages, for postally all ages about such things as marijuana, bombing and the jamaican bobsled team. his latest book
you see is payoffs for the organizations such as hollywood, alternative energy that there are all kinds of special deals being cut and we are moving away from the system people think it is fair and this is a system you can get ahead through hard work where they think the way to get ahead is to be politically well-connected and that is a problem. >> host: does the government intrusion also get in the way of this type of a philosophy conscious capitalism? you talk a lot in the book about the need for businesses to not be holistic but to the long-term lot about hitting their quarterly targets but about these bigger objectives and how to roll out over a longer time horizon and a lot of businesses would say it's nice if he says that but the rules make it so hard for us to have transparent discussions with our investors and actually say what we are thinking and waiting in the wings of the lawyers that will finally strike suit every time we don't get the numbers of recorder their argument would be that there are a lot of cultural aspects that are in place that work against of thinking th
, alternative energy, the two that stand out for me, but all kinds of special deals being cut, and we're moving away from a system where people think it's fair, and that this is a system where you can get ahead and through hard work and enterprise, to one where people think, the way to get ahead is to be politically well connected and that's a real problem. >> host: is government intrusion also get in the way of this type of philosophy conscious capitalism? you talk about the need for businesses to not only be more holistic but to be long term, to but thinking not about hitting quarterly targets but these bigger objectives and how they roll out over a longer time horizon, and a lot of businesses would say, well, it's nice that john mackey says that but the reality is that, you know, sikh rules -- sec rules make so it hard for us to have transparent discussions with our investors and say what we're really thinking and waiting in the wings are the trial lawyers who are going to file a suit everytime we don't hit our numbers. there argument would be there are a lot of cultural aspects that are in
-connected organizations such as hollywood, alternative energy, but all kinds of special deals being cut and we're moving away from a system where people think it's fair and this is a system where you can get ahead through hard work and enterprise to one where people think the way to get ahead is to be politically and that's a real problem. >> host: is government intrusion get in the way of this type of philosophy conscious capitalism? you talk about the need for businesses to not even be holistic, but long-term message about not hitting quarterly targets, the bigger object as they have and how they roll out over a longer time horizon. a lot of businesses save names and john mackey says that, but the reality is sec rules make it hard to have transparent discussion and see what rethinking and wait in the waiting of trial lawyers. their argument would ears a lot of cultural aspects that are in place, that work against thinking this way. .. we've allowed government to increase to such a large scale, the people has, our society has, because we want government to protect us from these sociopaths. as long as y
recall them and to lead them of energy you can clear your reactive mind and we rely on your rational mind then when you achieve that state you go clear. that book sold millions of copies in hubbard made millions of dollars and lost them as well even lost control of the name dianetics for a time and he decided there is another way. i jumped ahead and then missed a valuable part that you went to j.w. you. his father wanted him to be an engineer and he had another life in mind for himself. president of the gliding club and quite a adventuress character but he didn't finish. he was the miserable student and dropped out after two years although he claims he completed education and civil engineering but he did go on to right to dianetics then he invented the religion scientology. what is it exactly? there is a lot to know about of very eccentric world view and there are many elements in scientology that soundalike science fiction because there were written by someone gave britain something similar. that you are an immortal soul. in you have lived before and you will live again scientology helps
and families with energy and understanding. she's also a wonderful mother to our children, a former officer and current student at the university of north carolina. melissa, a schoolteacher in north carolina, david who works in the department and the needy in washington, d.c., and andrew and infantry lieutenant in the army. .. >> i do. >> have you assumed any duties or undertaken any actions which would appear to presume the outcome of this confirmation process? >> no, sir. >> will you ensure your staff complies with deadlines established for requested communications including questions for the record in hearings? >> i will. >> will you cooperate in providing witnesses and briefers in response to congressional requests? >> i will. >> will those witnesses be protected from reprisal from their testimony in any such briefing? >> they will. >> do you agree if confirmed to appear and testify upon request before this committee? >> i do. >> do you agree to provide documents including copies of electronic communications in a timely manner when requested by a duly constituted committee or to consult
forms of energy, make medical advances that save lives and ultimately reduce the cost of health care. developed a technology that defend our country and make our fighting men and women safer and advance our economy. more than half -- more than half of economic growth in this country since world war ii has resulted from technological advances, none of which would have been impossible -- almost some of which would have been possible without the basic research funded by the federal government. sometimes this all sounds very theoretical, but we live it every day. let me hold up for you this morning they said sheehan little iphone. can't get along without this thing. you all have one in your pocket or perhaps you're looking at right now and not listening to me. [laughter] which by the way, it's pretty standard for us professors, so it's not surprising. this device you have in your pocket and i have been nine would not exist were it not for federally funded research. let me show you why. the gps that enables your device to guide you to your destination would not exist without the federally
and then as the molecules separate and the energy dispates, it just breaks apart. everything is that way, and some -- some systems, it occurs quickly, and others it takes place over a longer period of time. he discovered what's the opposite of that. he studied open systems that have energy flowing into it and through it and out again, and what he fund was that when the flow of energy into an open system increases enough beyond a certain threshold, two things happen, the pattern of the system breaks down, but here's the surprising part, then the system reorganizes itself at a higher level of complexity. the whole feel of complexity, science came from that discovery, and the way we use the word "emergence," the phrase "emergent phenomena" really comes from that discovery so think for a minute about what happened over the last 20 # years with the internet. when bill clinton and i went into the white house in 1993, there were 50 sites on the worldwide web. now there's a trillion of them. look at what happened to newspaper all over the world. dallas part of -- that's part of the breakdown of the old pattern, b
to decompose in the forest naturally. and, of course, i have the energy saver lightbulbs. to change an entire house to energy saver lightbulbs saves as much electricity -- or i should say saves as much carbon in a year as moving to a walkable neighborhood saves in a week. so the whole what can i buy to make myself more sustainable is the wrong discussion. it should be where can i live and how can i live to contribute less. and the answer, again, is the city. this is fundamentally the opposite of the american ethos, you know? from jefferson on. cities are essential to the health and freedom of man. if we continue to pile upon ourselves in cities as they do in europe, we shall take to eating one another as they do there. [laughter] that was jefferson. and that just continued and continued. and it made sense back in the 1700s when we had the whole country to spread out on. but that's not the case now. so it's a longer discussion. all three of these are a longer discussion. but they're all national crises. we have a national economic crisis which is only going to get tougher, we have a national h
and gwen have less energy than when i was 40 years old. it is something one has to be aware of. >> i heard some turn back which suggests that human brain development was encouraged long-ago when grandmothers took over care of the children said the mother could do other foraging activities back in the foraging days. i'm thinking about that versus changes now with a grandmother isn't necessarily part of the picture. >> grandparents, grandmothers taking responsibility for k. while the parents of the kid go porridge. that is widespread. it's also the case that i mentioned and i would say is the case in most, all hunter gatherer societies to observe grandparents whosoever capable of doing it, take responsibility in looking after the children come in looking after the grandchildren, thereby freeing up their own children to go hunting and gathering. not just taiwan. [inaudible] >> general thing for brain development -- [inaudible] -- educational possibilities passed on by grandparents that parents don't do as much as grandparent do. >> most grandparents are 30, 40 years behind information to pass
it more expensive for farmers, manufacturers, energy producers, and many small business owners across the country to manage their unique business risks associated with their day-to-day operations. an end user fix is just one example of the kind of bipartisan actions that we can take to improve the safety and soundness of our financial system without unnecessarily inhibiting economic growth. it's my hope that today's hearing is going to provide us a starting point to address these critical issues and identify the needed reforms that we must undertake. thank you, mr. chairman, again, for holding this hearing. >> thank you. this morning opening statements will be limited to the chairman and ranking member to allow more time for questions from the committee members. i want to remind my colleagues that the record will be open for the next seven days for opening statements and any other materials you'd like to submit. now i would like to introduce our witnesses. the undersecretary for domestic finance of the u.s. depth of the treasury is with us. we also have a member of the board of govern
projects designed to promote public works. yet none of these centuries and the time and energy they undoubtedly ensued cultivated litter the other scholarly interest, nor did they inhabit the long-term involvement in public affairs whether as a representative, political commentator, america's emerging constitutional framework and of course as a fighter for religious liberty. signing the declaration of independence, charles carroll put far, far more at risk economically speaking than any other of the sciences. he was natural to richest man in america at the time. but carroll's willingness to risk all this stuff for freedom demonstrated something else. carroll's convictions of more or more was at stake in britain's dispute with britain than just text as in some things are in fact more important than money. i think this all points to something. it is the need for conservatives and free marketers to embrace the argument persists europeanization to embrace the argument that the endgame of america's free enterprise system is not the endless acquisition of wealth. wealth is a means of
for america's factories and clothing energy. i went to a sustainable for so a few years ago a few years ago for my a few years ago for my pre-spoke was giving a talk and speakers, others did was a u.s. expert on biofuels. she talking about all kinds of biofuels i had heard of. filters toxics out of oil. great greater biofuel, and i learned a lot. i said what about cannabis. and she said best there is. best there is. magnitudes better than in terms of per acre. and i said what? don't you know? schedule one felony. we're not even allowed to talk about speak you can watch this and other programs online at >> here's a look at some books that are being published this week.
the federal family and department of justice treasury, commerce, energy and beyond to secure our systems, improved and automate our security management approach so we can understand what hardware is connected and who has access to our systems and what software is on the system is and how can we and a stand and correct the existing vulnerabilities that account for so much of the cybersecurity intrusions we see today but we have been working with the private sector to improve and enhance our ability in the world to secure an open internet. the executive order -- much of what we learned with consultations with the private sector as a first set of steps. first it enhances the government ability to provide classified and unclassified threat to u.s. companies. it requires federal agencies to produce unclassified reports to u.s. companies if we have information indicating that a company is the target or a victim of a cyberthreat and requires reports to be shared in a timely manner. in addition, executive order expands classified information sharing beyond the defense industrial base all
, it is important to note the drought related impact across the broad spectrum, from energy, recreation, to wildfire impacts. according to the fire center in boise, over 9 million acres burned last year, which has only happened twice before in the record. 2006 and 2007. since 1960. low river levels on the mississippi affected transportation of agricultural products. as many of you know, half of the transport on the mississippi river is agricultural. eighty feature of conditions was the dryness and warm temperatures, the magnitude of the extreme and large area that it encompassed. figure one, which you have in front of you, shows the figure of 2010 until the present. about 32% is in moderate to exceptional drought. it intensified in the midwest and it covered 60% of the country, from the valleys to the rockies and the mexican and canadian borders. several states had dry seasons, including arkansas, kansas, nebraska, south dakota. the drought years of 1955 and 1956 have the closest geographical pattern to what we have seen to date, in the year 1998, the second warmest year on record, 2006, they have a
that the president is going to call for new investment/spending on education and energy and infrastructure and manufacturing to try to boost the economy and to boost the middle class. will you go along with that? >> as long as we pay for it. we've seen this movie before. we saw it with the so-called stimulus package back in the beginning of the administration, and and we saw the longest, most stagnant economy in history and now a debt and deficit that's $53,000 for every man, woman and child in america. >> host: senator john mccain on fox news sunday. the washington times' front page has the story about those military spending cuts that the senator was talking about with this headline: military warns cut cans would create hollow force akin to the 1970s. army brigades won't be ready to fight, navy aircraft carriers won't deploy, the air force won't be able to operate radar surveillance 24 hours a day. the dire scenarios are contained in a series of memos sent to congress and obtained by the washington times. >> host: so that is on the table as well under sequestration, detention and nondefe
order 13514 on federal leadership and environmental energy and economic performance. the u.s. gcrp also has a strategic plan for climate change research. how are contingency plans being coordinated across the federal government? >> that's our main point. we believe, you know, they have the plans, but they're not being coordinated as well as they need to be. >> and do these plans amount to a government-wide strategic plan at this point? >> not in our view, and that's our main -- one of our main recommendations. we plan to work with the executive office of the president and office the science, technology and policy to underscore what needs to be done. >> well, i thank you for that answer, and i want to say that's why i will be working with the gao to address two specific concerns they've highlighted in this report. first, i'll be working with the gao to find the best possible way to coordinate the various adaptation reports required by the executive order and to come up with a national strategic plan to prepare for this grave threat. so i thank you for your appearance here today. mr. chai
things that he's going to focus on, but all of them will stress the economic context of it. energy, um, he'll talk about infrastructure which is new, new roads, new bridges, things like that, manufacturing, and, um, then he'll also talk about education and making college more affordable. but all of that will be in the context of how can we make our economy grow stronger, how can we promote and grow the middle class. >> host: and here's the headline in the financial times this morning, obama to focus anticipation on the economy. speech to be heavy on home initiatives. how much of this will echo what we heard at the inaugural address? >> guest: i think it'll be a little bit different from that. i think there were a lot of comments after the inaugural address that it was very aggressive on sort of social issues. he talked about gay rights, equal pay for women, even voting rights. um, and i think you'll see some of that, but my sense is you'll see only those things that can sort of come into an economic context. so while he might talk about immigration, what we need to do as a country on t
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